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Family First Academy  

8155 Oliver Road - Erie, PA 16509 USA
telephone: 814-860-9660 fax: 814-866-6845



Admission Insights  

Below are a series of topics brought to you by AQ Educational Consulting that you'll need to consider as you're looking for the best private school fit. AQ Member Schools may offer their own commentary regarding each topic and its place in their admission thinking (school commentary will appear underneath each tip preceded by the school's name).

This list grows out of AQ's educational consulting experience, along with articles and interviews that we've conducted over the years. You're certainly welcome to refer back to our publications available in AQ's Resources section and visit AQ Educational Consulting to learn more about our school placement services.


Attention to details
Pay careful attention to the school’s admission requirements.

Family First Academy adds: Requirements for admission include: Application, Record Request, at least two letters of recommendation and a $50 application fee. It is also helpful to include your most recent report card.


Planning, planning and more planning…
Make sure to follow a plan no matter how long or short your admissions timetable. An admission checklist can help when applying to a school.

Family First Academy adds: Applicant must complete the application packet which includes: application, Record Request and at least letters of recommendation.

Mail applications to: Family First Academy Attn: Admissions 8155 Oliver Road Erie, PA 16509

After your application has been received, an interview with the students and parents will be conducted.

We encourage all families to visit Family First Academy for a tour.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY ADMISSIONS POLICY Family First Academy admits students of any race, religion, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. FFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of the educational and admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic and any school programs.


Shine the spotlight
What qualities make you stand out in a crowd? Where do you excel?


Look in the mirror
Where do you need to grow? What do you need to work on? Be honest about who you want to be.


Think about and be prepared to articulate why you want to attend this school.


Imagine making a difference
Consider how you can contribute to the school? A great school experience is as much about what you give to the community as it is what you get back.


It’s all about fit
Carefully consider how a school will help you grow & develop. Examine how a school’s academic, athletic and extra-curricular programs will best meet your needs.


Stay organized!
Make sure to assemble all of the documents that a school requires - applications, transcripts, recommendations, testing and any other materials the school is requesting.


Communication is key
Conduct and open, honest conversation with every school concerning your expectations and needs.


Stay ahead of the game when it comes to admission and financial aid deadlines. Gather everything you need well in advance to make certain you don’t miss any of the all-important due dates.

Family First Academy adds: Family First Academy has a rolling application deadline. However, classes do fill up quickly and encourage applicants to apply at their earliest convenience.

New to the admission process or interested in school placement help? Consider professional admission consultation from an AdmissionsQuest educational consultant. AQ Educational Consulting can help a family with all phases of student assessment and school planning. AQ Educational Consulting offers a variety of consulting packages. Contact AQ Educational Consulting for more information.